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Accident: 200512754 - Employee Crushed By Falling Concrete

Accident: 200512754 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 12/17/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30480392712/17/20011771Gresser Concrete Masonry
At approximately 8:35 a.m. on December 17, 2001, a 17,500 pound precast concrete panel broke loose from welded supports and dropped approximately 14 feet. An employee (not with the erection crew and from another company) working below the panel was crushed between the panel and a concrete slab below. The 21-foot 11-inch by 7-foot 11.5-inch panel apparently broke from the top weld, twisted outward, sheared the bottom welds and dropped. The panel bottom crushed the employee while the top of the panel landed on the employee's vehicle located approximately 10 feet away. The impact ignited a fire in the vehicle. Fire and rescue units arrived on the scene to extricate the employee and extinguish the fire. The employee was pronounced dead upon the arrival of a Hennepin County Medical Examiner.
Keywords: concrete slab, concrete panel, crushed, fall, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 1 38 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304803927 Fatality Other Construction laborers

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